Evidence Library

This Evidence Library contains research articles, issue briefs, reports, and commentaries that either focus on or are relevant to evaluating health care-based interventions that address patients’ social and economic needs. We prioritize for inclusion resources that carefully describe and evaluate the social needs components of these interventions, and to a lesser extent those where the social components are mentioned but are not the primary focus of the work. The library currently includes only papers published since the year 2000. If you are aware of a resource you think should be added to our Evidence Library, please let us know.

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Clinician perceptions of Medical-Legal Partnerships: Lessons for adopting social determinants of health interventions in health care settings

J. Trott, M. Regenstein, A. Peterson, E. Rallos
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Despite burgeoning activity within the health care sector to address social determinants of health, recent surveys have shown that clinicians feel they lack the time and resources to tackle patients’ unmet social needs.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

Medical-legal partnerships serving veterans: History, growth & progress

J. Theiss, J.Trott, A. Peterson
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Medical-legal partnerships are an important part of the VA’s strategy to enable Veterans to achieve health and well-being.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Integrating legal services with primary care: The Health Justice Program

G. Drozdzal, R. Shoucri, J. Macdonald, K. Radford, A.D. Pinto, N. Persaud
Can Fam Physician

The Health Justice Program (HJP) aims to bridge the gap between social determinants of health knowledge and practice through a multi-partner medical-legal program informed by the MLP model.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Case Study

A system-level approach to addressing health-harming legal and social needs: A case study of the NYC Health + Hospitals and LegalHealth medical-legal partnership

J. Theiss, J. Schrag, J.A. Teitelbaum
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

Social, environmental, and economic factors play an outsized role in the health of individuals and whole communities.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Medical-legal partnerships to enhance residency training in advance care planning

J.M. Pettit, A.M. Ryan, J. Armin, B.D. Weiss
Fam Med

Background and Objectives: Only about one-third of adult Americans have completed advance directives for end-of-life care, and primary care physicians report that they are not always comfortable discussing advance care planning (ACP) with patients.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Socially vulnerable older adults & medical-legal partnership

L. Tobin Tyler
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

As the American population continues to age, health care, social service, community, and family resources should be deployed with person-centered goals that maximize older adults’ independence and control over their priorities.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

Medical-legal partnership: A powerful tool for public health and health justice

E. Tobin-Tyler, J.B. Teitelbaum
Public Health Rep

A medical-legal partnership (MLP) is a collaboration between a health care organization and a public interest law organization to address health-harming social needs that have civil law remedies.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Commentary

Medical-legal partnership: Lessons from five diverse MLPs in New Haven, Connecticut

E.A. Benfer, A.R. Gluck, K.L. Kraschel
J Law Med Ethics

This article examines five different Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) associated with Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut to illustrate how MLP addresses the social determinants of poor health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Medical-legal partnership interventions and child development: Cross-sector partnerships to address social determinants of health

K.A. Ruble, K. Mitchell, K. Sease
Institute for Child Success

The challenges facing the healthcare delivery system are multifaceted and complex, with a wide range of stakeholders looking to both improve public health while reducing costs and burdens on the healthcare system.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study

Using the law to inform empowered patient care: The story of the evolving medical-legal partnership at People's Community Clinic with Texas Legal Services Center

K. Marple
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

The same year that People’s Community Clinic in Austin became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2012, it began offering on-site legal services to its patients.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study